Borrowing and using the library
Welcome to Oulu University Library! On this page you will find instructions for smooth library use.
As a student at the University of Oulu or Oamk, you can get an electronic library card by downloading Tuudo application for free from Google Play or App Store. Sign in with your University of Oulu or Oamk account and start using your electronic library card immediately! More information in the Welcome to the library guide for students.
If you are not using Tuudo, you can get a library card in the library by proving your identity.
University of Oulu and Oamk staff members can also connect an existing card to Tuudo.
Customers who are not University of Oulu or Oamk students or staff can get a library card in the library by proving their identity. To save time, you can register as a customer by filling in the online form in Oula-Finna before coming to the library to pick up your card.
The customer can update their changed contact information by logging in to Oula-Finna. Personal details can be found from Profile -section.
The contact information of University of Oulu and Oamk staff are updated in the library’s user register directly from the human resources information systems of the University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences.
A due date reminder will be sent 3 days before the due date and on the due date. The day after the due date, an overdue notice will be sent by email.
If a book is not returned, the library charges fines on all overdue items.
Locations of the outside returns boxes:
Items left in the returns box are checked in on the next date the library is open.
Please note! Overdue fees are added to your account in Oula-Finna gradually as you renew your overdue loans. The total amount of the fees is not visible until you have renewed all your overdue loans. Loans can be renewed until the block limit (20€) is reached. To renew the rest of the loans, you must first pay the accumulated charges. The fee limit is 50€. If the amount is more or if you reach it before you have renewed all your loans, please contact the library via chat or by email.
Online payment is possible in Oula-Finna through Finnish online banking services and by credit card. See instructions in Oula-Finna.
Overdue fees for loans that are more than 38 days overdue cannot be paid in Oula-Finna. Please contact the library to settle them.
It is not possible to pay fees in the Oulainen Learning Centre (online payment only).
Printed legal deposit materials (whose call number begins with ”P F”) are kept in the legal deposit collection in Pegasus Library.
The last collection date can be checked in the request arrival notification e-mail, in Tuudo or in the Holds and Recalls tab in Oula-Finna.